So blessed to have known Robert just a little. He once loaned me a projector for a new CD release event at WHQR, and when I returned it to the firehouse and went up to say hello and introduce myself (he loaned it to me just because I'm Tom's cousin--that was good enough for him to help someone out!), he answered the door while on the phone and in a robe because he was waiting for his massage person to come. Obviously not a good time to visit!
But being the sensitive and caring soul he is/was, he later invited me to dinner along with a neighbor so we could get to know each other. What a lovely dinner it was. He was so cute about the way he answered the door that time--embarrassed that was my first impression of him--but I loved it. He was obviously someone who was living life to the fullest and with an open and caring heart.
And that's why it has been so inspiring to be a small part of his journey, through Caringbridge, and through updates from my cousin Tom. And some emails and conversations with Robert, too.
The last time I saw Robert, he was so excited about having just returned from the White House where they were very interested in his projects. It was a family/friends party co-hosted by Tom's mom and my parents, and Robert was in great form. Everyone was so happy that night!
Sweet memories. We continue living with the joy for life, and with the intention of living fully and vibrantly in our own paths. Thank you Robert, for shining in yours, for all of us to witness.